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Syrian Girl Loses Leg, Gets Treated in Israel A 15-year-old Syrian girl who lost one leg during clashes in the Syrian civil war, and was seriously injured from shrapnel in her other leg and her abdomen, walked just one day after undergoing major surgery at Ziv hospital in Safed, Israel.

On Tuesday, the Syrian girl was able to stand for the first time on her salvaged leg, and she walked with the aid of crutches. The girl’s smile “thrilled the entire staff” at Ziv, said the director of the hospital’s orthopedic department, Dr. Alexander Lerner, according to Israel Hayom and Reuters.

The teenager is not the first Syrian civil war patient to be treated in Israeli hospitals, and not the only child. At Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya, Israelis recently treated a 3-year-old, 9-year-old, and 12-year-old wounded in the war, reported the New York Times. Since March, nearly 100 Syrians arrived for treatment at two hospitals in Israel’s Galilee region.

“They wake up after a few days or whenever and hear a strange language and see strange people,” said the general director of the Western Galilee Hospital, Dr. Masad Barhoum. “If they can talk, the first question is, ‘Where am I?’”

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Source: The Algemeiner

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One Response to Syrian Girl Loses Leg, Gets Treated in Israel

  1. saul

    August 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

    i guess are okay considering islamists think we are descendants of pigs and monkeys.
    will this innocent girl, whose leg was saved by Israel, become a suicide bomber one day or will she appreciate what Israel did for her.